Embarking on the digitization journey in mining: think strategy first, technology second

Credit to Author: Rob Moffitt| Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 17:52:59 +0000

The World Economic Forum in January 2017 highlighted that digitization in the mining industry has the potential to deliver over $425 billion in shareholder, customer and environmental value by 2025…. Read more »

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Why you should consider a basic operations strategy in your digital transformation

Credit to Author: Greg Johnson| Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2018 18:49:32 +0000

The hype around the Digital Transformation can be overwhelming, causing many well-intentioned operations to jump into something before they really have evaluated what it is they want to achieve.  The… Read more »

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Large Motor starting 102: Motor applications and their characteristics – for a better motor management

Credit to Author: Delcho PENKOV| Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2018 10:36:10 +0000

Let’s continue with our motor management topic, part 2. In my previous blog post, the electrical, thermal, and mechanical constraints necessary to consider for large motor starting have been presented… Read more »

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Worker mobility tools in Mining – The smart thing to do

Credit to Author: John Munson| Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:35:15 +0000

I started wearing a smart fitness watch recently so I could track some of my running more easily than by carrying my iPhone.  Not that I am a world class… Read more »

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The “PLC” – Born out of a customer’s need to maximize profitability

Credit to Author: John Boville| Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:12:47 +0000

MODICON – Celebrating 50 years of Helping our Customers Maximize Operational Profitability, Safely The year was 1968 and in Flint Michigan a large US automotive manufacturer had commissioned a small… Read more »

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The Growing Influence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Smart Manufacturing

Credit to Author: Fabrice Jadot| Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:00:24 +0000

According to a recent Accenture Artificial intelligence (AI) research report, corporate profits will increase by an average of 38% by 2035 in large part thanks to a more advanced deployment… Read more »

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System integrators: Your guide on the road to digital transformation

Credit to Author: John Boville| Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 13:57:08 +0000

It’s a new day for industrial companies as smart manufacturing technologies bring new levels of profitability and flexibility, driven by advances in connectivity, cloud computing, big data analytics, mobility, and… Read more »

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Technology isn’t the only weapon for effective cybersecurity

Credit to Author: Jay Abdallah| Date: Mon, 14 May 2018 20:32:27 +0000

Technology can serve as a solid tool to ward off cyber attacks, there is no doubt, but what really comes into play is superior knowledge in recommending the proper devices,… Read more »

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Why use the same controller to manage process and safety systems?

Credit to Author: John Boville| Date: Fri, 11 May 2018 15:30:55 +0000

Looking back at the evolution of the PLC, we can certainly see leaps and bounds in development since the invention of the Modicon 084 controller in 1968. Fast forward to… Read more »

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Roadblocks to watch out for on the path to Digital Transformation (Part 1?)

Credit to Author: Fabio Mielli| Date: Fri, 04 May 2018 13:08:41 +0000

The digital transformation, digitization, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality…these technologies are no longer hidden secrets……So then why do some digital initiatives fail?  In this blog… Read more »

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How “Smart Manufacturing” Opens Doors to Improved Plant Productivity

Credit to Author: Peter Herweck| Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:00:03 +0000

Manufacturers across the globe are digitizing their operations in ways that include improvements to design, engineering, operations and maintenance. These companies are investing in digitization to achieve one common goal:… Read more »

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